Just a quick post as I’m racing towards the end of the big bang climax of The Five Kingdoms book #4, and I’ve started wrapping up the epilogue at the same time. So nervous about what people will say about how I’ve handled it, but this month was a confidence booster in terms of sales.
Now, I’m not a big seller. Outside of promos, if I sell at least one book a day, I’m happy.
For some strange reason, during this August- traditionally a slack month for book sales because people are out and about, doing stuff – I sold 54 books at full price, with little advertising effort.
I run constant BookBub and Amazon ads with a tiny spend of $5 – $10 a month, and this month was no different. I gave away 4 short stories – less than usual.
I have no explanation. Nearly all the sales were in the US (none in the UK at all, with a handful in Australia). 46 were on Amazon (including one paperback), 3 on Apple, and 5 on B&N.
Even more pleasing, the sell though of The Five Kingdoms novels from #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN, through #2 and #3, was near enough 100% – I love my readers!
This past 18 months has been so unpredictable because there is no precedent. Trends keep changing, catching everyone on the back foot. All I know is, I can’t wait to get this next book out to complete the series, and also get the box set up and running.
Then I plan on investigating audio.
So, I was wondering, how were your sales last month?